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Lou Scannon
HTV West Points West
Maybe they don't want "average viewers" in certain (sub)-regions to stumble upon their familiar presenters sat in front of a different backdrop talking about news from a neighbouring area, thus giving the game away about the pre-recording and resource-sharing that occurs?

Anglia seem to be the only region (?) no longer bothered about this, as they started regularly uploading their east & west 6pm programmes a fair while back.

Disappointed that other regions haven't followed Anglia's lead.
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marshmallow392 posts since 4 Nov 2015
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Maybe they don't want "average viewers" in certain (sub)-regions to stumble upon their familiar presenters sat in front of a different backdrop talking about news from a neighbouring area, thus giving the game away about the pre-recording and resource-sharing that occurs?

Anglia seem to be the only region (?) no longer bothered about this, as they started regularly uploading their east & west 6pm programmes a fair while back.

Disappointed that other regions haven't followed Anglia's lead.

It’s already not much of an illusion when a sizeable chunk of viewers, ie those whose subregion isn’t in HD, already see the same presenters fronting a different programme when flicking between HD and SD.
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Lou Scannon
HTV West Points West
On Freeview, no part of the West Country is lucky enough to have either/both version(s) of West Country on ITV HD.

It's Central West on HD, all the way down to Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly. Rolling Eyes

Utterly pathetic, ITV. Thumbs down
cityprod2,097 posts since 3 Oct 2005
Westcountry Spotlight
On Freeview, no part of the West Country is lucky enough to have either/both version(s) of West Country on ITV HD.

It's Central West on HD, all the way down to Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly. Rolling Eyes

Utterly pathetic, ITV. Thumbs down


The same applies on Virgin Media, but on Freesat and Sky, you have the correct sub-region for Westcountry. Why that can't be done on Freeview, I have no idea.
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Lou Scannon
HTV West Points West
Even if it was just the "East" (ex-HTV) version pan-regionally, that'd at least be arguably "less wrong" even for Devon & Cornwall viewers (i.e. it'd at least be the correct programme name, familiar presenters, some news stories from overlap areas (e.g. Taunton) that are in both sub-regions anyway...)

And even Cornish viewers getting commercials for the likes of Wookey Hole wouldn't be quite as extreme as getting commercials for shows at the Birmingham Hippodrome!
Markymark8,201 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
On Freeview, no part of the West Country is lucky enough to have either/both version(s) of West Country on ITV HD.

It's Central West on HD, all the way down to Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly. Rolling Eyes

Utterly pathetic, ITV. Thumbs down


The same applies on Virgin Media, but on Freesat and Sky, you have the correct sub-region for Westcountry. Why that can't be done on Freeview, I have no idea.


The same reason BBC 1 HD regions can’t be launched, money, the cost/benefit doesn’t stack up yet for ITV or the Beeb
cityprod2,097 posts since 3 Oct 2005
Westcountry Spotlight
On Freeview, no part of the West Country is lucky enough to have either/both version(s) of West Country on ITV HD.

It's Central West on HD, all the way down to Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly. Rolling Eyes

Utterly pathetic, ITV. Thumbs down


The same applies on Virgin Media, but on Freesat and Sky, you have the correct sub-region for Westcountry. Why that can't be done on Freeview, I have no idea.


The same reason BBC 1 HD regions can’t be launched, money, the cost/benefit doesn’t stack up yet for ITV or the Beeb


Sorry don't buy that. It wouldn't cost any more to change the feed to the transmitter, especially because I believe they're satellite delivered now, so the actual cost of changing the feed should be minimal.